Environmental testing & conditioning involves chamber cooling, which exposes a package or product to controlled temperatures and humidity in order to reproduce the conditions that the package/product is expected to survive in its transportation, storage and operating life. After exposure, the package or product is assessed for damage.
Environmental testing is comprised of various tests. In the military, aerospace & automotive industries, environmental testing is considered as incorporating all kinds of stress that a product might experience (including mechanical elements such as shock, vibration and operational stress) plus temperature and humidity.
We prefer environmental testing to be separate from mechanical testing and refer to environmental testing as stress induced by temperature, humidity, and other environmental factors such as:
- Exposure to fungus (sitting in a dark, moist place)
- Exposure to corrosion
Chamber Capacity for Environmental Testing Conditions
We house over 100 environmental chambers ranging in size from 2 to 1,000 cubic feet. We have over 15,000 cubic feet of chamber capacity with temperature ranges varying from -65°C/-85°F to 170°C/338°F and humidity ranges up to 95%. Cryogenic temperatures can also be accommodated.
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